I really didn't want to do this, but I have come to the realization that there is no way I'm going to make 50,000 words by November 30th this year.
There are just too many other things going on at the moment, with hosting Thanksgiving tossed right in on top of it all. By the time I get some writing time, my brain is just too fried to even string all that many words together.
As of today, I should have had 26,672 words down. I have almost 9,000. It doesn't bode well.
I'm not giving up on the novel though. I think it's a good story and I'll continue working on it when I can - but I'm not going to beat myself up over it. Even though I know I won't make the 50,000, I will get as far as I can. A good start is better than no start at all.
NaNoWriMo - there's always next year.